During the 2015 Supplemental Draft Tuesday, December 16, the Denver Outlaws selected 14 players and made some key moves essential to the team’s success in 2015. The biggest picking up was goalie Dillon Ward, who was the MVP in the 2014 FIL World Championship game versus Team USA in July 2014.
Two players were traded for Ward, Charlie Cipriano back-up goalie; and attackman Curtis Dickson who played his first season with the Outlaws in 2014. They also picked up two fourth-round supplemental draft picks (26th and 27th overall) which gave the Outlaws three of the eight picks in the fourth round.
The Outlaws added four defenseman: Tim Henderson in the 8th round; Matt Harris in the 27th round; Matt Callahan in the 56th round; and Ryan Licht in the 96th round. They added three attackmen: Buggs Combs in the 16th round; Jeff Froccaro in the 40th round; and Corey Elmer in the 72nd round. Five midfielders were chosen: Patrick Harberson in the 24th round; Ethan Vedder in the 32nd round (Vedder was a member of the 2014 Outlaws squad but was cut during the season); Luke Cometti in the 48th round; Greg Downing in the 64th round; and Aaron Prosser in the 88th round. They also picked up two goalies in addition to signing Ward: Johnny Rodriguez in the 26th round; and Brian Feeney in the 80th round.
The pre-season rosters will be set at 40 players for the 2015 season.
My full analysis of how the Outlaws did in the 2015 Supplemental Draft is coming out in the next few days.